Monday, September 23, 2013

I am just hopeless

This might sound strange, but I am really bad with technology. New social media types especially. I tried to use linky tools last week and those of you who use it will know you get step by step instructions and a demo on how to use it right? Well, I still messed up and I drove myself crazy with one thing and before I knew it, I made a complete mess of my blog layout. It took me an hour to get everything back the way it was. Needless to say, I closed my linky tools account because I am just an idiot who will stick to blogging. How I figured out how to blog is beyond me.

Why use linky tool in the first place? Well, I noticed that I have a lot of people who follow me through other blogging sources beside blogger, which I have a hard time following back, because they do not have Google+ or Google Friend Connect. So I wanted to find a way to follow them back and it backfired. But I should mention, I always follow back and if I somehow missed following you back, please let me know and I will correct it. Another thing, if I can't follow someone the normal way, I always add your blog to my blog list on the right and read and comment on your blog that way. Also, I sometimes find that people tend to follow me, but have no link for me to follow them back with. If you leave me your link, I will gladly follow you back.

I sound stupid, I know.


19 comments :

  1. Lol. I sometimes struggle with new software too!

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  2. I have a hard time with new software, too. Change (especially technology related change) and I are not friends.

    My significant other is always shocked by how much technology I do use because I am the girl who had to have a three year old show her how to use a Kindle Fire.

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  3. Lots of people have trouble with technology stuff, Murees! You shouldn't feel stupid. You wouldn't believe some of the things I need help with. I think when we have trouble with new technology, we develop a mental block. We automatically tell ourselves we're going to have trouble so we can't think logically about it. Believe me, we all have things we're not skilled at.

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  4. Annalisa - Oh, the horror. New software is the devil.

    M.J. - I always thought that you were rather good with technology. At least you are a lot better than me. Just when we get used to one thing, everything changes. Sigh.

    Deanie - Thank you. Technology rather does freak me out. For now, I will just stick with the kind I know.

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  5. I struggle too. You are not alone.

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  6. I'm the same with wordpress Murees. It makes it difficult to comment on others. I use Feedly now as an RSS feeder for my blogger friend blogs. It's nice layout and worth a try.

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  7. Hi Murees - it's finding our way round isn't it .. I struggle and often need to ask for help.

    Good luck with it all - but glad you got your blog back!

    Cheers Hilary

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  8. The hardest part for me with having a blog/website has been figuring out the little ins and outs. It's taken up many hours and been very stressful in the meantime!

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  9. In the early '90s computers were coming into our newsroom and I had a colleague who hated them, hated the changes, hated having to learn something new. One day she came over to my desk and said grumpily, "The printer's broken." I went and checked, came back and said, "It's not broken, it's just out of paper." She snapped back, "Well that's broken to me!"

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  10. Jai - It is good to have someone to share this insecurity with.

    Rebecca - Thank you. I have to check it out.

    Hilary - Thank you. Asking for help is never a bad thing.

    Katie - It can be very stressful. I always think that you are super tech savvy. But yes, it can be very stressful. I am happy you sorted it all out.

    John - Hahah! Yep, that could very well be me. I don't mind the changes, but can't it be idiot proof, because yes, I am an idiot.

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  11. You don't sound stupid at all. I think we all struggle trying to navigate our way through all of the different options. It's so hard to keep up! I second Rebecca's Feedly suggestion, I've started using that to follow blogs and so far, so good.

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  12. Julie - Thank you for the kind words. I will definitely have to check Feedly out and you are so right, there are far too many out there these days.

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  13. Don't get so down on yourself- we all struggle sometimes. I know a variety of different applications and such which are supposed to be SO EASY have absolutely confounded me. We do the best we can.

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  14. Beverly - Thank you. It is nice to know I am not alone on not getting along with technology.

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  15. No
    You don't sound stupid. You sound like me and perhaps a few others that I know.
    I know what I know, on the computer and anything new gives me trouble. Kids in kindergarten know a heck of a lot more about computers than I do. So we'll all form a club.

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  16. Manzanita - We should form a club. I think you are right. We know what we know and that is good enough for me.

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  17. Technology IS a learning curve. Even those of us who grew up in a very tech savvy house can have difficulty keeping up. The point is, use what you know, what you're comfortable with, and if you are feeling brave, maybe dip your toe into another form of social media, but allow adequate time to really get it before even thinking about adding something new. =)

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  18. High five lady! I have the same struggles. It makes me so mad that it takes me hours to do what some people probably knock off in five minutes.

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  19. Crystal - I think you are so right. I should stick with what I know and love. Maybe one day I will try something new...but not now...not again.

    Elizabeth - I know! I think I will just stick to blogging. I at least understand it.

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